Governing Body

The file below will give you information of our Governing Body.  Should you have any further queries please contact the school office.
If you are interested in helping to guide the direction of Townley by becoming a member of our Governing Body please contact the school.


Members of the Governing Body Nov 2019

Mrs Sue Rudge - Chair

Miss Jeanette Redding - Vice Chair

Mrs Maria Anne Higgins - Headteacher

Miss Yvonne Chenery

Mrs Claire Norman

Mr Simon Freeland

Mrs Claire King

Please see below for further details about the Governing Body

Each governor is responsible for a different aspect of the school. These responsibilities are reviewed on a regular basis.
Governors regularly visit the school, to monitor progress of the school. Their visit forms can be found in school should you wish to read them. A blank copy of this form can be downloaded below.



Roles & Responsibilities

Sue Rudge (Chair)


Safeguarding, Pay Cttee, Finance, Leadership, English Link

Jeanette Redding (Vice Chair)


Curriculum & Outcomes, H/T Performance Panel (Chair), SRE Link




Simon Freeland


Health & Safety, Pay Cttee, H/T Performance Panel, Maths Link

Claire Norman


Data & Assessment, Pay Cttee (Chair), Science Link

Claire King


Finance – OA, PP and Sports Premium, H/T Performance Panel, Vulnerable Pupils Progress (LAC, PP, EAL, SEND)

Yvonne Chenery



 EYFS, Attendance


Maria Higgins (Headteacher)


All aspects of delegated day to day management and operational lead on all of the above.